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Clubs Senior residents host 'show and tell'

"Show and Tell" Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21, was an event which included treasurers and keepsakes on the mezzanine floor of Sioux Valley Vermillion Dakota Gardens Senior Living Complex.

Second floor residents hosted the show and brought treasured items and keepsakes. Included were family heirlooms, hand crocheted and knitted garments, knitted stole, baby things, hand made gum wood end table, carved goblet and cherrywood clocks, samples of a miniature shoe collection of over 300 pieces, a folding wooden desk, Norwegian hardanger, frames of jewelry and watches, a caned chair, a rocker, oil paintings, painted porcelain china, porcelain bedpans from the early 1900s, hand sewn quilt, photos both local and historical of the area, perpetual calendar, a walnut music stand with hand turned corkscrew spindle and Lyre design, a piano stool with metal legs, shoe repair forms on metal frames, antique wooden tea cart with wooden wheels, pewter table ware and molded porcelain dolls with hand sewn clothes.

There were wind-up toys from the 1930s with boxes included, five volumes of South Dakota Territory and Biographical History by George W. Kingsbury in 1915 and George M. Smith of that time, a yarn spice rope, hand made carved Swedish horse, vinegar jar, a child's iron, 80 years old, and beaded chain jewelry.

Guests were the Dakota Gardens first floor residents and friends of residents. Cookies and punch were served by the Dakota Gardens staff to complete an entertaining and interesting afternoon.

by Leone Christopherson

Kiwanis Club plans lunch

The Vermillion Kiwanis Club met at 12 noon on Jan. 8 and 22 at Little Italy's in Vermillion. The meetings were called to order by President Janet Mount. Lt. Governor John Ranek attended the earlier meeting. He provided ideas for recruiting new members. Maureen Goddard, treasurer, gave her report. The club donated a backpack for a high school fund raiser. The group provided volunteers for the New Year's Eve Celebrate Vermillion and the Farm Show.

Planning continues for the soup and sandwich lunch at the Eagles on Friday, Feb. 28. Members will be selling advance tickets with all proceeds going to fund after-school programs for Vermillion youth.

We have moved our meetings to Pro's with meetings scheduled for noon on Feb. 12 and 26.

For more information about the Vermillion Kiwanis Club contact President Janet Mount at 677-5214.

Master Gardeners hold first meeting

The first "official" meeting of the Clay County Master Gardeners was held Monday, Jan. 27, at the 4-H center. We enjoyed a pot luck supper followed by a program and business meeting. The Vermillion Garden Club joined us for the supper and program.

For the program, Sharon Allen presented tips on seed germination and the handling of seedlings indoors. She recommended full-spectrum fluorescent bulbs spaced about four inches above seedlings and kept on for about 14 hours each day.

For more specific information on starting plants indoors, contact Sharon in care of the Clay County Extension Office, 515 High Street, Vermillion, SD 57069, or directly through the Internet at sallen@sd.value.net.

The election of officers for the Clay County Master Gardeners was held. Sharon Allen will serve as president, Roberta Iverson will be the new vice president, and Brenda Martens will be the secretary/treasurer.

Committees were organized to assist with 4-H "Come Create Days," have a plant sale in May in conjunction with the Vermillion Garden Club, possibly hand out trees for the soil conservation service, answer phones for South Dakota Public TV's Garden Line, plant a flower bed and assist 4-H and Girl Scouts plant their flower bed as part of Vermillion Beautiful, and of particular interest to the community � answer phones at the Extension office during the growing season (possibly only two hours each week � time and day will be established later).

The next two meetings were planned. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m., Dave and Elaine Roetman will present a program on selecting vegetable varieties for our area. On Thursday, March 13, Dr. John Ball and Dr. Marty Draper will present a tree and lawn workshop at 6:30 p.m. Both programs will be held at the 4-H center and open to the public.

Seniors enjoy birthday cake

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 players arrived at the Senior Citizens for an afternoon of Mexican Train Dominoes. Pat Olson was first and Maxine Millette was low, or "the busiest player."

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 15 pitch and 24 bridge layers arrived at the center since the weather warmed up to be very pleasant.

Bridge prizes went to Marlys Miller, first; Elaine Mickael, second; Marie Parke, third; Barb Kronaizl, fourth; Marilyn Siecke, blind bogey; and Louise Scott, low.

The members furnishing coffee break refreshment were Peg and Fran Mollet, Marge Rasmussen and Leone Christopherson. Verne Halverson also brought a cake to celebrate his birthday. We had lots to eat.

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